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A longtime Alabama education tradition has died. Officials of the Alabama Education Association, the state's National Education Association affiliate, have pulled the plug on the group's annual conference of teachers because of poor attendance. Begun in 1856, the meeting drew about 9,000 members at its height of popularity in 1970. This summer, however, only 1,500 showed up, even with Vice President Al Gore as a headliner. "The convention is just not attracting the crowds that it did at one time," says Paul Hubbert, the union's executive secretary and treasurer.
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It is the absurd, unremitting poverty that most people remember from Frank McCourt's blockbuster book, Angela's Ashes: children so poor they had to recycle bicycle tires for the soles of their shoes, a family so strapped they tore down their apartment walls for firewood. But McCourt's memoir of his youth in Limerick, Ireland, was also about his growing awareness that he had a knack for language. One of his first jobs, in his teens, was writing intimidating letters, full of bogus legalese, on behalf of a woman who sold cut-rate clothes to the poor. When he discovered her dead one evening, he stole money from her purse to help pay his way to the States.
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Last spring, the gym at Sunderland Elementary School was transformed into an opera house. More than 300 children from the Sunderland, Massachusetts, school took to the stage and, dressed in brilliantly colored silks and with faces painted, danced and sang an operetta called Animals of the Zodiac before a packed house. The kids knew their parts by heart-they had been rehearsing for four months-but they were even more well-acquainted with the operetta's composer: Edward Hines, the school's music teacher.